Entries Tagged as 'Home Projects'

Electrical System Updates

November 20th, 2013 · No Comments

If you fall in love with an older home, chances are you will need to update the electrical system at some point.  Here are three things to keep in mind.  First, electrical needs have changed significantly since your home was built.  One hundred years ago and even fifty years ago, home just didn’t have the […]

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Winterize Your Home Now

November 19th, 2013 · No Comments

We are well into fall now, and winter is quickly approaching.  Now is the perfect time to winterize your home if you haven’t already.  Here are some winterization steps that every homeowner should take: 1.  Change your furnace filters.  This maximizes your home’s efficiency in one easy and inexpensive step. 2.  Check the roof.  Examine […]

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Go Green To Save Green

November 12th, 2013 · No Comments

Aside from your mortgage, utility costs generally account for the largest portion of the monthly bills you pay thanks to your home.  However, there are several things you can do to lessen the blow a bit.  The first is to take advantage of energy-efficient light bulbs.  Yes, they cost a bit more up front, but […]

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3 Great Projects To Tackle Now

November 7th, 2013 · No Comments

With the holidays just around the corner and the weather beginning to chill, November is a grea time to do these projects around the house: 1.  Add insulation.  To keep your home comfortable and energy costs down the most important place you can insulate is your attic, and specifically your attic floor.  The basic purpose […]

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Feel Better About Yourself: Organize Your Junk Drawer

November 4th, 2013 · No Comments

There is one home project that everybody can do relatively quickly and easily that will immediately make you feel better about yourself… organizing your junk drawer!  Nearly everyone has one, and although we say it’s filled with “junk” it is more likely filled with plenty of things you would actually use if you could find […]

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Things to Consider Before Refinishing a Basement

November 1st, 2013 · No Comments

Basements are versatile rooms that add useful living space to any home, but refinishing them poorly is not only a waste of money, but can also detract from the value of your home.  Spending time planning, researching, and fixing any existing issues before you begin work will save you a lot of hassle and money […]

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Update Your Kitchen Cabinets

October 21st, 2013 · No Comments

Kitchen cabinets can really be the thing that make or break a house.  If yours are in need of an upgrade, but you don’t have the money to replace them, consider refacing them instead.  When you reface cabinets you replace the cabinet doors and fronts but keep the frames intact and just refinish any showing […]

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Save Money on a Kitchen Remodel

October 15th, 2013 · No Comments

Last week I wrote about tips for budget friendly makeovers.  All of those still apply here, but there are also some specific tips that apply only to kitchen remodels that can be of use if you are trying to stick to a budget. First, in addition to prioritizing, make sure to consider your culinary needs when choosing […]

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Tips for Budget Friendly Makeovers

October 11th, 2013 · No Comments

Whether you’re looking for a quick makeover or a complete renovation, here are a few tips to help you stick to your budget. 1.  Negotiate.  Ask everyone if there’s any flexibility in the price and negotiate your heart out!  You’d be surprised where you can get discounts. 2.  Prioritize.  If you have a limited budget chances are […]

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5 Simple Tips to Maximize Kitchen Storage

October 4th, 2013 · No Comments

No matter how large your kitchen is, it always seems that every kitchen needs more storage.  Here are five tips for maximizing the storage your kitchen already has: 1.  Corral your lids.  By mounting a drawer for pot lids directly under your pot shelf you will be able to corral your lids and create a more […]

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